Read the 2020 Donor & Community Impact Report!

We will all remember 2020 for the impact the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic had on our lives. At SpiriTrust Lutheran®, we also will remember 2020 as the year of selfless giving. We are grateful to the champions who provided care to those we serve, the donors who supported both our ongoing needs and our pandemic response effort and the volunteers who patiently awaited a return to the vital roles they serve in our life plan communities and hospice program.

Read more about our champions and all those who answered our call for support in the 2020 Donor & Community Impact Report.

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Latest COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Types of Testing

Types of COVID-19 Tests

The sample may be taken using one of three methods – nasal, throat or nasopharyngeal swab. This testing can be temporarily uncomfortable for some individuals, but we will take all necessary steps to ensure comfort for those being tested.

  • Nasal  Swab – A healthcare professional inserts a thin, flexible stick with cotton at the tip into your nose to collect a sample of mucus. Swabbing may occur in both nostrils to collect enough mucus for the test. The swab remains in place briefly before being gently rotated as it’s pulled out. The sample gets sealed in a tube and sent to a lab for analysis.
  • Throat Swab – A healthcare professional brushes a thin, flexible stick with cotton at the tip along the back of your throat to collect a sample of mucus. The sample gets sealed in a tube and sent to a lab for analysis.
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab – A healthcare professional inserts a thin, flexible stick with cotton into the nostril. The swab should reach a depth equal to the distance from the nostrils to the outer opening of the ear. The swab will remain in place for several seconds to absorb secretions. Then the swab is slowly removed while rotated. The sample gets sealed in a tube and sent to a lab for analysis.

To view the latest COVID-19 Test Results, visit our testing results page.

COVID-19 Test Results